Black & Veatch GIS Specialist 2 in Overland Park, Kansas

GIS Specialist 2

KS-Overland Park


Date published:20-Oct-2017

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Telecom

Business Plan:ENS


The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:

Contract-to-Hire opportunity. Provides technical and analytical information management solutions through the use of software and databases for domestic or international projects. Functions in a GIS Specialist capacity under general supervision, performs moderately complex aspects of data administration, creation, analysis, reporting, mapping and/or application development. Applies knowledge of GIS and information management principles to prescribed techniques and procedures to complete project assignments. Builds on experience gained as GIS Specialist 1 (or comparable) by either obtaining more depth in specific subject area with the expectation that assignments are larger and more complex, or by gaining experience in more subject areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks as assigned, such as:

• Prepares and reviews maps and databases for specific elements of B&V projects.

• Develops or modifies deliverables based on rough sketches, marked-up copies and/or detailed verbal instructions. Develops necessary views, sections and details with supervision.

• Compiles, evaluates, modifies and analyzes data to support preparation of maps, tables, graphs, databases and reports.

• Performs minor computations such as material quantity estimate, dimensional checks, etc, as assigned.

• Research various websites for data applicable to each project.

• Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, analytical methods, calculations and rationale used in reaching conclusions.

• Continuously evaluates methods used to accomplish the activities they have been assigned. If this evaluation indicates that a process can be simplified, without sacrificing the integrity of the outcome, it should be discussed with the supervisor for possible implementation.

• Supports the development of schedules and budgets for information management related project tasks.

• Develops GIS-based tools, applications, databases, or similar solutions. May learn new programs or processes required for assignments.

• Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology.

• Ensures that the deliverables and tasks that they work on are complete and meet Black & Veatch’s QA requirements. Continues familiarization with B&V procedures.

• Ensures that the deliverables are compliant with sketches, marked copies and written or verbal instructions.

• Assist project teams with automating processes and workflows.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors' degree in Physical, Earth, or Life Science from an accredited university; or equivalent job-related experience. Typically a minimum of 1 year of experience performing related activities. Good knowledge of GIS applications / development tools as applicable. Exposure to engineering-related concepts and functions desired. UK Qualification: Working towards industry recognised qualification or chartership e.g. RGS chartered Geographer.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Highly prefer 2+ years’ experience performing related tasks.

• 2 to 5 years of experience using ArcGIS Desktop.

• 1 to 2 years of experience with configuring map services using ArcGIS for Server or ArcGIS Online.

• 1 to 2 years of experience using ArcSDE and ArcGIS for Server implementation and administration experience

• 1 to 2 years of experience with Javascript, SQL and/or Python.

• Experience working with networks and topologies in GIS (Telecom preferable).

• An understanding of design and deployment for mobile/web based applications. ArcGIS Collector, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc.

Preferred Competencies:

• Microsoft Office applications

• Software specific to expertise

• Analytical skills

• Initiative

• Attention to detail

• Interpersonal skills

• Mathematical skills

• Writing (creating text)

• Problem solving

• Ability to perform under moderate to high levels of stress

• Action oriented

• Collaborates

• Drives Results

• Manages conflict

• Nimble learning

• Optimizes work processes

• Plans & aligns

• Resourcefulness

• Self-development

• Tech savvy

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